A British adventurer has become the first to fly around Mount Everest in a microlight aircraft.
Mount Everest is the world's tallest peak at 8,848 metres.
Forty-six-year old Richard Meredith-Hardy took off from a base camp 25 kilometres away, braving icy winds to reach the top of the peak.
"This placeis seriously big," he was quoted as saying by a news agency.
Meredith-Hardy, a two-time World Microlight Champion, made his flight in a British-built Pegasus XL-Spowered by a Rotax turbo engine.
His account of his feat, and photos, have been posted on www.flymicro.com.